Agate Match Safe
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Agate Match Safe

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Description

Late Victorian Scottish match safe with inlaid agate collage, textured brass band, and beveled bloodstone base.

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Sizing + Details

Approximately 2.5" long
1" wide
0.75" tall

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Agate Match Safe
Agate Match Safe
Agate Match Safe
Agate Match Safe
Agate Match Safe
Agate Match Safe
Agate Match Safe

Match safes were popularized in the late nineteenth century, associated with the advent of friction matches. These matches had an unfortunate tendency to burst into flames when loose inside of a user's pocket, necessitating the use of the match safe to reduce friction. The etching on the brass band surrounding the match safe provided an easy and accessible striking surface.